South Uist and Isle of Eriskay War Memorial

WM name reference IWM44782

Current Location:

1 mile south of the turn-off to Bornish 6 miles north of Daliburgh / Dalabrog and a few hundred yards south of a transmission mast. A685 Bornais (Isle Of Uist) Western Islands Western Isles HS8 5SA


Tapered base surmounted by tapered plinth and celtic cross. Inscription on the sides of the plinth and base. Whole is enclosed by a fence. Celtic knotwork design on the face of the cross


World War 1


TO/ THE GLORIOUS/ MEMORY OF THE MEN /OF SOUTH UIST /WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES /IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1919 'IN THREE CONTINENTS AND IN THE DEEP THEY LIE/ BUT IN OUR HEARTS THEIR DEEDS FOREVER ARE ENSHRINED'/[names arranged by village across the 4 upper faces] At the base- 1939-1945/[names arranged by village across the 4 faces]

Surname First Name Date of Death Name of Memorial(s)
Steele Donald 25-1-1915 South Uist and Isle of Eriskay War Memorial View
MacLennan Ronald 17-11-1914 South Uist and Isle of Eriskay War Memorial View

Further information:

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  • Who or what formation of the Regiment is named on the memorial. What event, dates or other inscriptions on the memorial.
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  • A description of the memorial with a photograph if possible.
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Please sent any information that you find to: Michael Campbell-Lamerton

As the information on the database builds up Michael Campbell-Lamerton will be sending regular updates to Archives at RHQ who remains the point of contact about for inquiries on past members of the Regiment.